Taormina Tour with Guide and Visit of Castelmola

€ 640.00

Castelmola is a beautiful village included in the prestigious list of Most Beautiful Italian Villages. Perched above Taormina, this lovely hamlet offers a 360-degree view over the East coast of Sicily, from the volcano Etna to the sea and of course Taormina. Pay a visit to Castelmola after having spent the morning with your guide in Taormina visiting the stunning Greek Theater and top this all with an excursion along the volcano slopes.

This tour starts with a meeting with your Private English-speaking Driver that will take you to the center of Toarmina from your Hotel/Accommodation: here you will meet a Local Private Guide that will show you the best sights of Taormina during a 2 hours Walking Tour.

Taormina is a famous resort town surrounded with numerous breathtaking scenic views. But in addition to its privileged position between the volcano Etna and the sea, Taormina offers its Greek, Roman and finally Medieval past to all visitors who stroll through its narrow streets. First of all, its most famous symbol: the Greek Theater, testimony of ancient Sicily at the time of the ancient Greek civilization that built it in the 3rd century BC for musical and dramatic performances. Later, it was renovated by the Romans, and currently serves as the main center for art performances which are usually arranged in summer. The location of the theatre also portrays spectacular views of the sea and Mt. Etna. 
Your guide will help you book the entrance fees for the theater (not included, but can be booked by us on request). Afterwards, in the charming Piazza Duomo you will admire the Cathedral dedicated to Saint Nicholas, dating back to the 1400s and built with the appearance of a fortress. Exactly in front of its entrance, on the same square, noteworthy is the 17th-century Baroque fountain with the city symbol in the center: the crowned centaur. You cannot also miss a walk along the main street of the city, Corso Umberto I, punctuated by typical shops, delicatessens, souvenir and fashion shops, pubs and cafes.

At the end of this morning guided tour, you will meet again your driver that will take you uphill to the beautiful village of Castelmola, perched above Taormina. Through the only road that leads to the small town, you will find yourself in Piazza Sant'Antonio, whose pavement is composed of an extraordinary white stone mosaic alternating with lava stone. From here you can admire the underlying city of Taormina, the Ionian coast towards Messina and Calabria. On one side of the square there is an ancient stone arch that was once the only entrance to the village (and was located elsewhere). Stroll through the narrow streets and maybe enjoy a delicious Sicilian lunch accompanied by the local typical Almond Wine.

In the afternoon, before returning to your hotel, a brief panoramic excursion along the slopes of Mt. Etna will top your day dedicated to discovering Taormina and its enchanting surroundings.

Private Guided Tour of Taormina, Greek Theater and old town, Castelmola hilltop hamlet, Mt. Etna and volcano slopes

- Private English-speaking Driver at disposal as per Itinerary
- Private Licensed Guide in Taormina, 2 hours

- Admission Ticket to the Greek Theater (Optional, we can provide it in advance on request)
- Any Entrance or Admission not mentioned in the Itinerary
- Lunch / meals

8 hours from Taormina
9 hours from Catania
9 hours for Shore Excurions from the port of Catania or Messina

The tour is bookable also from other towns in Eastern Sicily: please contact us for a bespoke itinerary and quotation!

- This tour can be also booked as SHORE EXCURSION - don't hesitate to contact us!